Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 26, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 10 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed in Republic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleStudent nurses will be paid for duration of crisisNext articleDail approves emergency Coronavirus legislation News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Department of Health figures published tonight show that there have now been 19 deaths in Ireland due to Coronavirus, with 255 new cases confirmed today. One of the new cases confirmed is in Donegal, with 12 cases confirmed in the county as of midnight on Tuesday.Nationally, there have been 1,819 cases confirmed across the country.DOH statement in full The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that an additional ten patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.The patients are 3 female and 7 males. 9 patients in the east of the country and one in the south.The median age of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who have died is 79 years, 68% are male and 32% are female.There have now been 19 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 255 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Thursday 26 March.There are now 1,819 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 24th March (1,383 cases), reveals:· 55% are male and 45% are female, with 66 clusters involving 295 cases· The median age of confirmed cases is 46 years· 340 cases (25%) have been hospitalised· Of those hospitalised, 47 cases have been admitted to ICU· 321 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 774, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 154 cases (11%)· Of those for whom transmission status is known; community transmission accounts for 51%, close contact accounts for 22%, travel abroad accounts for 27%Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health shows that while 35% of people are worried about their personal health, 77% of people are worried about the health of their family and friends.The nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, which is conducted twice weekly, reveals:· 66% of people say they are coughing into their elbow· 81% say they are physical distancing when they are in a queue· 65% of people are worried about the economy· 32% of people are worried about their employment statusDr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are only at the beginning of the curve. We need every citizen to heed the advice and measures put in place to protect all of us.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are aware COVID-19 is impacting and reshaping daily life for everyone. We can see from the data that people are most concerned about their family and friends. If you look after yourself, restrict movement and follow advice, you will ultimately protect them.”Dr. Breda Smyth, HSE Director of Public Health, said; “Protection from COVID-19 is literally in our hands. It is important that we continue to wash our hands and practice cough and sneeze hygiene constantly.”Dr Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer, said; “While the HSE is engaged in extensive preparations for COVID-19, the more we as individuals take personal responsibility to interrupt the spread of the virus, the greater impact we can have on protecting our vulnerable people and saving lives.”Department of Health’s COVID-19 Information Dashboard; providing latest case information. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Google+ Google+
(Field Level Media) Montrezl Harrell scored 24 of his 34 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 134-109 victory over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans last night. Harrell, who also collected 12 rebounds, connected on 13 of 18 shots to tie a career-high in scoring. Kawhi Leonard had 26 points, Lou Williams added 19 and Paul George finished with 18 points as the Clippers captured their fifth consecutive win.Brandon Ingram scored 24 points to lead the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday had 18 points, while E’Twaun Moore contributed 17 points. Former Clipper J.J. Redick scored 12.A layup by Jaxson Hayes pulled the Pelicans within 86-80 with 4:53 remaining in the third. However, the Clippers closed the quarter on a 14-7 surge for a 100-87 lead heading into the fourth. Harrell had 12 points in the third. A 14-4 run to start the fourth allowed the Clippers to bury the Pelicans. New Orleans got no closer than 16 the rest of the way.The Clippers dominated the opening half. They raced out to a 40-27 edge after one quarter and increased the advantage to 62-37 after a 3-pointer by George with 5:55 remaining in the second. The Pelicans sliced the gap to 13 before the Clippers took a 72-56 lead at the break.Los Angeles converted 12 of 25 (48 percent) of 3-pointers to 8 of 22 (36.4 percent) for New Orleans in the first half. Overall, the Clippers hit 16 of 42 3-pointers (38.1 percent) to 13 of 40 (32.5 percent) for the Pelicans. Los Angeles committed just six turnovers to nine for New Orleans.The win allowed the Clippers to avenge a 132-127 setback on Nov. 14 at New Orleans in George’s season debut. Leonard sat out the contest to rest a sore knee.The Pelicans were playing the second end of back-to-back contests, falling 128-120 at the Utah Jazz on Saturday. New Orleans played without forward Derrick Favors (back spasms) and Josh Hart (ankle).